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Should companies create more powerful pesticides in wake of controversial DDT usage decades ago?

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  • Companies create more powerful pesticides

    Companies should not create more powerful pesticides in wake of controversial DDT usage from decades ago. Cancer has increased if anything because of a lot of these pesticides being used in our envinorment. They are not healthy an only continue to make us all sick. So we should not be increasing anything when it comes to them.

  • Companies should not create more powerful pesticides in the wake of controversial DDT usage decades ago.

    Companies should not create more powerful pesticides in the wake of controversial DDT usage decades ago. The controversy surrounding DDT usage alleged that DDT damaged crop yields and development. In the wake of the DDT controversy it would seem more logical for companies to create a safer and less damaging pesticide, not a more powerful pesticide. A more powerful pesticide would imply that more crops would be damaged.

  • No They Shouldn't

    I do not believe companies should create more powerful pesticides in wake of controversial DDT usage decades ago. Pesticides are created to kill and it would seem anything we create is going to be bad for both humans and the environment. I think pesticides are counter productive and we need to find alternatives.

  • No, powerful pesticides often kill things that we would rather not kill.

    Lab testing can help us determine what will and won't be susceptible to new pesticides, but nothing can tell us with certainty until it has been released into the wild. DDT had a far reaching effect that worked its way through the food chain; it would have been impossible to predict that bird eggs would be effected based on lab tests alone. As a society, we would be better off accepting that there will be some wasted crops due to pests (and pay slightly higher prices for it) than to encourage more super-pesticides that could damage ecosystems.


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